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Interactive Investor vs Fidelity International 2020

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Is Fidelity International better than Interactive Investor? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, Interactive Investor is better than Fidelity International. With Interactive Investor's Super Investor Plan, traders pay a low rate of £3.99 per trade on UK stocks and ETFs. Alongside great pricing, Interactive Investor offers brilliant fundamental research for stocks, funds, investment trusts, and ETFs. That said, no education is provided, and trading tools are lackluster.

Overall Rating

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Overall 4.5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£7.99 N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.99 N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.99 N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£119.88 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£40.00 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£7.99 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£7.99 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£49.00 £0.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
11 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 3 2.5
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Research

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Research - Shares
Yes No
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4
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Investments

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Share Trading
Yes No
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 4.5 3
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Education

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
Has Education - Share Trading
No No
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 1 3.5

Overall

Feature Interactive Investor Fidelity International
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Overall 4.5 3
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Fidelity International vs Interactive Investor.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. Interactive Investor received a rating of 4.50 stars over Fidelity International's 3.50 stars.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

Scenario 1 - 1 trade per month, for a total of 12 trades per year. Interactive Investor would charge £119.8 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 2 - 3 trades per month, for a total of 36 trades per year. Interactive Investor would charge £287.76 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 3 - 10 trades per month, for a total of 120 trades per year. Interactive Investor would charge £622.92 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 4 - 240 trades per year, or 20 trades per month. Interactive Investor charges £1101.72 and Fidelity International charges .

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Interactive Investor supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting while Fidelity International supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Fidelity International and Interactive Investor offer the same number of charting tools, 0. Interactive Investor boasts an offering of 11 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Fidelity International's 0 available indicators. Interactive Investor has basic stock alerts, Fidelity International doesn't. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Fidelity International and Interactive Investor both offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Fidelity International and Interactive Investor, Interactive Investor is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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